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I am `Lex from #HorizonLabs and #DrunkPete "fame". I am a Marvel fanboy, and am a big enough geek that my kids are named after a famous literary bird, a verse-traveling space hooker, and the first lady of Star Trek/computer AI. Feel free to drop me a line if you're curious about anything else, or check out my Mastodon instance.

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 January 17

The wait is over, as the shows start rushing back!  First, we start by watching The Watch seek a sword.  Then, Batwoman offers us multiple Batwomen and a Bruce Wayne that leaves even the synopsis skeptical.  In American Gods, we see that even when Shadow thinks he can get out, they pull him back in.  The Good Doctor sees if you actually can buy eternal life, while David and Michael turn their guest stars into therapists, and we learn the final choice for their roles on Staged.  Zoey dreams big, and The Expanse really, really cleans their carpets.  The “Teens” on Riverdale return for their fifth year of highschool.  Wanda and Vision doesn’t give us a synopsis, but so far each episode has been a sitcom from a previous decade, and it looks like we just made it to colorization and the seventies.  On The Blacklist, we see Elizabeth Keen turn on Reddington.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 January 10

Having caught up on all of what my wife calls “Drop Shows” (shows that drop the whole season at a time) we can all get ready for the return of the worlds most expensive series, the MCU! Season Phase 4 starts off with WandaVision at the end of this week.  If Marvel comics aren’t your thing, Dark Horse’s American Gods comes back for season three, also.  The Watch plans a heist, and The Good Doctor continues to be one of the only shows to exist in a universe where COVID has had an effect.  Well, The Good Doctor and Staged, as David and Michael continue to process the fact that their show is going to America without them.  Zoey gives us a new character, and The Expanse doesn’t give us a description.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 January 3

2021 Annual Premier!

The schedule looks different this week, but Discovery has the actual season finale this week, and Expanse keeps us out in space a bit more.  If that makes you feel a bit agoraphobic and want to enjoy the cramped, locked up feeling, there’s good news as David Tennant and Michael Sheen return for season 2 of Staged.  If you just have a song in your heart, Zoey also returns.  I’m still in hell with Sabrina, and then I intend to get a kick out of Cobra Kai.

Edited to add: The Watch starts, and per visionary_coward‘s recommendation, it is added below.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 27

2020 Annual Finale!

The year is going out with a different looking line up, first, we have our regular series, with Pennyworth giving us a double helping of magic and Stormclouds.  The Expense gives no description, but if you’ve been watching, you know which disaster is going to be foremost on their minds.  Additionally, Discovery rounds out their third season, having discovered the future’s inciting incident cause, then losing everything.

We have two specials to start the new year, one as The Doctor saves earth from The Daleks, and one from Mrs Brown’s flashbacks.  If that’s not enough, we also have the next big episode dumps of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to finish out the chilling 2020, and Cobra Kai to kick off 2021!

Hoping 2020 didn’t destroy anything you love, and hoping that 2021 is better for all of us, Happy New Year!

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 20

Penultimate Update for the year!

With the big holiday happening this week, you’d expect there would be less shows to watch, but the sparse releases to because of the pandemic means there are actually more shows to watch thanks to a Holiday Special from two non-genre shows, Call the Midwife and Mrs. Brown’s Boys.  The one you probably are waiting on will be here next week, but The Fifth Doctor will be visiting the Midwives for their holiday special if you can’t wait.  As for our normal shows, Lyra and Will have their season finale on His Dark Materials as the complete cast converges at Cittàgazze.  On Pennyworth, our butler’s trip to America finds a magical delay.  The Expanse doesn’t tell us what’s happening, and neither does Star Trek, but we know Mrs. Brown’s Boys are going to be discussing the 2020 lockdown.

From everyone at the Bureau, we want to wish everyone a happy Life Day and every other holiday you celebrate!

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Disney Investor Day 2020 Announcements and Discussion

While I am not thrilled that a huge mega-corporation like Disney is announcing all of the news I am interested in as a way to reassure their benefactors that they will be making lots of money, I have chosen to view this as a wealthy patron of the arts talking about where they have spread their wealth rather than a greedy factory foreman talking about the products that they are churning out.  That said, if you are a fan of the Disney owned properties like Marvel and Star Wars, there was a lot of announcements, and here is a list of what you can anticipate for the next few years, not just the previously covered Fantastic news.  I hadn’t found a nice, easy to read list, so I figured I’d compile one, and throw in my own commentary.  Also, there’s a 90 second clip of Wonder Woman’s directory Patty Jenkins announcing one of the projects that I felt was best enjoyed without a setup, so watch that before reading more.  Please feel free to comment and add any more details, refute my statements, and/or join in my speculations.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 13

Our patience is rewarded!  This week, we get the return of Pennyworth with his second season to watch the Wayne’s butler learn the benefits of being stately.  Also, the Belters return for (possibly?) their penultimate season, as the Belt goes to war with the Inners.  The Expanse, which might be some of the best true Sci-Fi on TV joins the other two finest space shows, with the Discovery giving us the second half of a romp into the Mirror universe, and the season finale of The Mandalorian, as he, Boba Fett, and Agent May attempt to retrieve The Child.  Before all that, however, X-23 Lyra and Will ramps up towards its finale.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 6

As we crawl towards the end of the year, the seasons crawl to their end as well.  Daleks wraps up its animated offering, The Mandalorian takes a fan-favorite (and a clone) with him on his Penultimate episode, Will and Lyra chase their golden compass on the Anti-penultimate episode of His Dark Materials, and Discovery gives us the first of a two parter.  Seems kinda sparse, but on the horizon for next week is a return of a favorite butler and a miner skirmish.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 29

If the delay is the new seasons have you depressed, take heart in the fact that between Discovery and Mandalorian we are getting some of the best examples of the two biggest franchises in our genre.  This week, Discovery travels to Books homeworld, and Mando continues to reel back from learning that The Child has a name.  His Dark Materials has our kids quest to retrieve their golden compass.  The Good Doctor struggles with teaching.  If you are still looking for animation the Ducks have Scrooge and Santa Claus team up, and the Daleks continue their game of cat and mouse in the universe of 90’s level CGI.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 22

This week on the Television Table, we get Discovery and some 32nd century Vulcans, while the Mandalorian gets some Jedi.  Meanwhile His Dark Materials shows us what happens when Lyra disbelieves her golden compass.  The Dalek’s CGI videos over on YouTube continue as the Strategist and Emperor try to escape the green blob that is after them, and The Good Doctor steps up his relationship.

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